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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

Your history matters!

eabh maintains a global network of financial professionals and academics

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are members of eabh


Our members recognise their responsibility towards society. A well functioning financial sector helps to increase the welfare of all.

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Our historians work on long-term topics that matter to the management of financial institutions and policy makers.

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Since its foundation, eabh has provided historical analysis and preservation consulting to bankers, supervisors and policy makers.

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Video & Audio

Monetary Unions

Hugo Bänziger & Thomas Mayer

A long view on  monetary unions from the Latin Currency Union to the European Monetary Union of today.

The World Bank Group

Carmen Hofmann & April Miller

A conversation that gives insight into the workings of the World Bank Group and its archive material from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.


Sovereign Debt

Carmen Hofmann & Christoph Trebesch

Is there such thing as ‘debt without drama’ or is the worst yet to come? A conversation about sovereign debt in the 21st century.

Video & Audio

Our network

eabh circulates sound research and information upon which today’s decision makers can rely.

The legacy of the past continually resurfaces to determine actions in the present and the future. Through eabh membership institutions gain access to a global network of financial history experts who can provide competent advice.

Benefits of membership

Recent publications

Finance & Photography Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2021


Image collections on finance and banking history

The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU)


Architecture & Finance Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2016


The new ECB premises

Architecture and design


Architecture & Finance Vol. 2

eabh bulletin 2017

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Societe Generale

Architecture and finance at the time of the Belle Époque

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eabh encourages open debate about banking and financial  history and the archives.


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International Macro History Online Seminar Series

22 Sep 2021

Geneva, Switzerland

The  Macro-history Online Seminar Series aims to keep the flow of intellectual debate active and to bring macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

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Archival Workshop

Digital rebirth of historical datasets

30 Jun 2022

1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

In this workshop we will check up key quantitative historical financial data, historical dataset accessibility and IT tools and innovation. 

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Monetary unions in history

1 Jul 2022

1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

This conference will discuss the phenomenon of currency unions in a global historical context with a special focus on the challenges brought about by trends of isolationism and confrontation.

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Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives


Frankfurt am Main, Germany

This workshop aims to look at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on historical archives, in particular, but not exclusively, in the financial sector.

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Finance & Migration



Athens, Greece

This conference will look at the relationship between the financial sector and migration – taking a comparative historical view.

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